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Yep, I’m feeling old! A quarter of a century since A Levels!

I invigilated a mock exam last week and as I wandered up and down the aisles it dawned on me that it has been 25 whole years since I was doing my exams. 25 years! A quarter of a century! I still remember sitting at my desk, the nerves, the adrenaline, the relief. I quite […]

What are Year 9 Options and why are they important?

Somehow my eldest little baby is the glorious age of 13 and choosing his Year 9 Options. It is quite a big deal and could, quite literally, affect the rest of his life! So what are Year 9 options? Simply the GCSE choices that will be studied in Years 10 and 11, and form the […]

Is my child well enough for school?

With Ofsted making a major push on attendance, the NHS is offering guidance for when children should be sent to school. Obviously there have been lots of fears about Covid in recent years and I think parents are more concerned about sending kids in when they feel under the weather. It is a really difficult […]

Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

The Education Secretary announced last week that mobile phones should be banned in schools. I have such mixed opinions on this! Anya received a phone for her 11th birthday and I have just requested permission for her to take the phone to school. It will be handed in and kept at the office each day […]

#Project365 2023 week 37

Day 253: seriously fed up with this heatwave. So uncomfortable, day and night. Come on autumn, where are you?! Day 254: Anya enjoyed a pre-birthday shopping trip with her friends. Day 255: finally a pic of all three kids together in their uniforms! Day 256: balancing the disappointing flavour and texture of vegan cheese with […]